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US Supreme Court overturns court ruling that blocked Idaho from banning sex change procedures

Monday, April 22, 2024 @ 08:24 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — In a big win for the Idaho legislature, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Idaho to enact a law banning trans-identified minors from undergoing gender-transitioning procedures. However, the high court refrained from declaring the law unconstitutional. Passed by state lawmakers last April, Idaho’s Vulnerable Child Protection Act states that doctors who provide cross-sex hormones, puberty-blocking drugs and sex-change surgeries for transgender minors will face up to 10 years in prison. After a U.S. district Judge issued a preliminary injunction in December to block enforcement of the law in order to protect two teenage plaintiffs who sued over the constitutionality of the law, there is concern regarding the precedent of judges issuing injunctions against laws in reply to a “limited dispute” involving the two teens. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett ruled in favor of allowing the law to be enforced, while the court’s liberal-leaning justices said they would have continued to block the law.

American Family Association (AFA, President Tim Wildmon commented on the court ruling, astonished at how this child-protection law is controversial and speaks to the left’s agenda of enabling children to undergo abusive and irreversible procedures.

“The confusion over gender identity doesn’t just afflict those who suffer from this disordered thinking, but it also infects the minds of those promoting it to children. It is stunning that a simple law that protects minors from untested drug protocols and grotesque surgeries is controversial. It is heartbreaking that this law needs the intervention of the highest court in the land. And it is spiritually wicked that the left defends procedures that are in many cases abusive and irreversible.”

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